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Topic # 198514 12-Jul-2016 10:49
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Hi guys,

 

I, like a few others, will (budget allowing) be stepping for the first time into the NAS arena.

 

I've seen\read a few of the other posts, and unless there are any overwhelming goods reasons not to choose this particular brand\model, it'll be either:

 

From what I've seen and read the Synology devices are a bit more user friendly than the QNAP.

 

Drives will be either:

 

The weak point in all of this is the TV. It's a older model Sony (Sony Bravia KLV-40V300A), so no network connectivity at all. Ideally, you replace the TV, but that is out of scope. However, there is a Network AV receiver sitting in the mix too (Onkyo TX-NR608, basically everything into the receiver where possible, and HDMI through). To have any content on the NAS playback through the TV, will to my mind, have to be through my Xbox One (HDMI connected to the AV Receiver)

 

This brings me to the Router. A Dlink DIR-600. Is this unit going to be enough to cope with the demands of streaming content from the NAS, as well as having a laptop and smartphones access the web through the WiFi?

 

If it's not, what's a reliable and cost efficient ($100 - $170) replacement?

 

 


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  Reply # 1590201 12-Jul-2016 11:16
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  • Either of those NAS boxes would be excellent.
  • I would recommend the WD Reds - I am using 24 of them and have had no problems.
  • Yes, you do need to upgrade to a gigabit router - almost all modern routers have gigabit LAN ports - you are spoiled for choice.




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  Reply # 1590219 12-Jul-2016 11:38
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Sideface:

 

  • Either of those NAS boxes would be excellent.
  • I would recommend the WD Reds - I am using 24 of them and have had no problems.
  • Yes, you do need to upgrade to a gigabit router - almost all modern routers have gigabit LAN ports - you are spoiled for choice.

 

Or ajust a gigabit switch if you don't have fibre

 

also would recommend WD RED's!!!!


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1619301 29-Aug-2016 19:55
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What nonsense. 100M switch/router is more than enough for multimedia distribution.


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  Reply # 1619311 29-Aug-2016 20:12
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What nonsense. 100M switch/router is more than enough for multimedia distribution.

 

 

yep i had no issues with any of my 1080p stuff from my server to my media player in the bedroom + wifi access point via the same cable. Turned out it was a fast Ethernet cable not a Gigabit cable.


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  Reply # 1619317 29-Aug-2016 20:24
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100Mb is fine. Consider HGST drives, mine came from Amazon I think, maybe newegg.





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  Reply # 1619325 29-Aug-2016 20:41
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nickrout:

 

What nonsense. 100M switch/router is more than enough for multimedia distribution.

 

 

100Mbps is indeed enough for streaming multimedia.

 

It is not enough for moving large multimedia files from point A to point B - unless you are a very, very, patient person. I am not one of them. undecided

 

Most NAS boxes, including Synology, have one or more gigabit ethernet ports.

 

Why not use them?





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  Reply # 1619351 29-Aug-2016 21:50
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Some nas's have HDMI and will run kodi or plex on them to play stuff, just need a wireless keyboard/mouse or whatever to do it. That would solve the problem of nothing on the TV to play the content.





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